Certifications

Climate Smart Program

climate-smart-sealWestern Stevedoring has been Climate Smart Certified since 2015. Climate Smart is a network of 750+ businesses developing cleaner, more efficient and profitable ways of doing business.

The Climate Smart program is built around three steps organizations can use to reduce their environmental footprint: measurement, reduction, and leverage.

For more information, visit the Climate Smart website.

Green Marine 

GreenMarine_CMYKWestern Stevedoring is a certified member of the Green Marine program which was founded in 2007.  Green Marine is a voluntary marine industry initiative with the goal of achieving levels of environmental performance that exceed regulatory requirements in areas such as air emissions, community impacts, cargo handling and storage, and environmental leadership. There are currently over 70 ship owners, port authorities, terminals and shipyards from coast to coast, in Canada and the United States, participating in the program. 

For more information, visit the Green Marine Certification website.

 

ISO: 14001 - 2015

Western Stevedoring is currently developing an Environment Management System (EMS) to help us conform to ISO 14001:2015, a globally recognized international standard for Environmental Management Systems.

As part of this process, we have identified the areas of our operations that contribute to our environmental footprint.

Key considerations include:

  • emissions to air
  • releases to water
  • releases to land
  • use of raw materials and natural resources
  • use of energy
  • energy emitted (heat, noise, light)
  • generation of waste
  • use of space